Track and Field

Hammer at Hayward sees women’s meet record broken four times over on Day 6 of Olympic Trials

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EUGENE, OREGON -- Saving their best for last, the trio of Amber Campbell(Indianapolis), Gwen Berry (St. Louis, Missouri) and DeAnna Price (Moscow Mills, Missouri) utilized their last two rounds of throws to qualify for Team USA in the women’s hammer throw on Wednesday at Hayward Field.

Campbell made her third Olympic Team, while Berry and Price recorded season and personal bests, respectively, en route to becoming first-time Olympians.

No shortage of July 4th fireworks to close competition on Day 4 of Olympic Trials

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EUGENE, OREGON -- While millions are ready to set off their fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, 21,713 of the Hayward faithful watched fireworks of their own Monday on the fourth day of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field.

Murphy kicks to extend unbeaten 2016

Clayton Murphy(New Madison, Ohio), the 2016 NCAA 1500m champion and 2015 NCAA 800m winner, cruised past World Indoor champion Boris Berian(Colorado Springs, Colorado) in the final 20 meters to claim the victory in 1:44.76. Berian, who led the field through 400m (50.60) and 600m (1:17.43), finished second in 1:44.92. Third place went to Charles Jock(Eugene, Oregon) in 1:45.48 as he held a comfortable margin over the 1:46.03 by Craig Engels(Pfafftown, North Carolina) in fourth place.

Reese jumps into record books on Day 2 of Olympic Trials

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EUGENE, OREGON -- Producing the longest leap in the world since 2004, Brittney Reese highlighted day two action at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field on Saturday at Hayward Field.

Reese (Inglewood, California) broke the Olympic Trials meet record with a stunning 7.31m/23-11.75 in the fourth round. The previous meet record of 7.22m/23-8-0.25 was set by Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 1988. Joining Reese on the U.S. team for Rio were Tianna Bartoletta (Toledo, Ohio), 7.02m/23-0.50, andJanay DeLoach (Fort Collins, Colorado), 6.93m/22-9.

Great Eight: Rupp takes record eighth-straight USATF 10,000m title, Crouser pulls off men’s shot put upset

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EUGENE, OREGON -- Hayward Field favorite Galen Rupp made history as he won his eighth consecutive USATF 10,000m title, while Oregon native Ryan Crouser highlighted a team of first-time Olympians in the men’s shot put to open track & field action at Hayward Field Friday.

Rupp (Portland, Oregon) led the pack early with the competitors going in single-file formation from the gun. In a move that seemed very un-Rupp-like, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist broke away with 14 laps remaining to put nearly 20 meters between him and the chase pack. After the ensuing 800m, Rupp looked to let up and U.S. Army’s Shadrack Kipchirchir (Eldoret, Kenya) and four-time Olympian Bernard Lagat (Tucson, Arizona) made their move to join Rupp away from the pack.

Allyson Felix & men’s long jumpers highlight third day of U.S. Olympic Trials

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EUGENE, OREGON -- Her status a question mark heading into the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, Allyson Felix (Los Angeles) erased any doubt of her fitness and form with a phenomenal comeback in the last 150 meters to win the women’s 400m title Sunday. The Hayward faithful witnessed one of the greatest long jump shows in track & field history as well, with seven men jumping 27-feet in a windy men’s long jump final.

Felix dashes doubts as she takes first 400m Olympic Trials title

Natasha Hastings(Brooklyn, New York) was out very quickly over the first 100 meters, making up the stagger on Ashley Spencer(Indianapolis, Indiana) and leading Felix and Francena McCorory(Hampton, Virginia) in the middle of the track and Phyllis Francis(Queens, New York) on the inside. Coming into the final 150 Hastings continued to lead, but Felix made a very strong move down the home stretch to take the lead and run on to her third U.S. one-lap title convincingly in 49.68, the fastest time in the world this year.